10 Trade Show Tips That Speak for Themselves

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Be in the Know Before the Show   When you’ve been in the building products industry for long enough, you learn some valuable lessons about attending a trade show and making the most of your time there. That’s how I know that every year, January marks more than just the start of the new year—it’s […]

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Building Products Trade Show Tips Roundup!

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What You Need to Prepare for This Year’s Trade Shows   It’s official: trade show season is in full swing. As someone who attends his fair share of them, I can attest to it. This week, I will be attending the DeckExpo and Remodeling Show, where I will visit booths from many companies in the […]

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Bring Your “A” Game When You Exhibit

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Many companies who exhibit at trade shows spend thousands of dollars—some spend millions—in an effort to attract new customers and show off new and improved products. Even though trade show costs continue to increase, attendance is still one of the main ways to meet new customers, making it a worthwhile investment—when done well. Remember: 67% […]

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What Trade Show Marketers Can Learn from Horror Movies (Part 3/3)

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Avoid Falling Victim to Horror Movie Clichés Download the E-Book Today! When planning your trade show exhibit, it’s easy to fall victim to habits that would make any good horror movie scream queen proud. We’ve discussed in Parts 1 & 2 of this series a few other horror movie clichés that marketers commonly fall victim […]

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What Trade Show Marketers Can Learn from Horror Movies (Part 2/3)

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Avoid Falling Victim to Horror Movie Clichés Download the E-Book Today! As introduced in the first post of this series, there are many mistakes made at trade shows comparable to terrifying elements of a horror show. In our last post, we emphasized the importance of communicating with your team and understanding where to place displays […]

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What Trade Show Marketers Can Learn from Horror Movies (Part 1/3)

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Avoid Falling Victim to Horror Movie Clichés Download the E-Book Today! It seems like characters in horror movies are always making the same mistakes, inevitably getting themselves in worse situations than they were originally. As it turns out, they aren’t the only ones; trade show marketers, too, make the same mistakes when it comes to […]

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The 5 Most Common Trade Show Mistakes (Part 2/2)

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    And What You Can Do to Avoid Them In last week’s post, we discussed two important trade show mistakes to avoid. It’s common to overlook the significance of your trade show presence and how it can impact your business. But in today’s competitive markets, it’s vital that your trade show strategy makes a […]

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The 5 Most Common Trade Show Mistakes (Part 1/2)

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And What You Can Do to Avoid Them It doesn’t matter whether you have been working in event and trade show marketing for one year or 20 years, one thing always remains the same: You have five seconds or less to make an impression and get that reluctant attendee to stop in your space and […]

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International Builders’ Show 2013: A Reminder to Get Real

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Relationships Define the Building Products Industry As we travel to see the latest and greatest things the building industry has to offer, I am reminded that what we are really seeing is the people. It’s a face-to-face interaction with someone in a booth, at an event, or in a room with the keynote speaker. Don’t […]

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Observations From The Remodeling Show/DeckExpo

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Energy was up, attendees were excited and exhibitors were benefiting Last week I spent several days in Baltimore attending the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo with one of our employees. Since 2009, Hanley Wood has co-located the Deck Expo with the Remodeling Show and this has proven successful for both parties. The shows represents all parts of […]

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